Leading the Way: Lessons from the Corporate Century Club

It’s not a blueprint, but a new book by Vicki TenHaken ’73 of the Hope management faculty offers insights for business leaders who’d like to see their organizations thrive in the long-term, examining five traits shared by U.S. companies in the “Century Club”—firms that have lasted at least 100 years. Lessons from Century Club Companies: … Continue reading “Leading the Way: Lessons from the Corporate Century Club”

Boerigter Institute

A new, college-wide initiative at Hope, the Boerigter Institute, will help ensure that every student is robustly prepared for career success and professional growth. This significant effort is made possible by a major gift from SoundOff Signal in honor of Founder and Chairman George Boerigter ’61 and his wife, Sibilla. A task force of Hope … Continue reading “Boerigter Institute”

Rising Star: Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren

Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the psychology faculty has been named a Rising Star in research by the Association for Psychological Science, a recognition most often bestowed on scholars at institutions with graduate-level programs. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. whose innovative work has already … Continue reading “Rising Star: Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren”

Presidential Transition

John C. Knapp Leaves Hope to Lead Washington & Jefferson College As noted by Interim President Dennis Voskuil, John C. Knapp has left his position as president at Hope to lead Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Washington & Jefferson College announced Knapp’s appointment on Friday, April 21. Invited by Washington & Jefferson College … Continue reading “Presidential Transition”

Interim President Dennis Voskuil an Experienced Leader

Interim President Rev. Dr. Dennis N. Voskuil brings to his new role extensive leadership and teaching experience at both Hope and Western Theological Seminary. Voskuil was a member of Hope’s religion faculty from 1977 to 1994, and has been director of the college’s A.C. Van Raalte Institute since 2015. He was president of Western Theological … Continue reading “Interim President Dennis Voskuil an Experienced Leader”

One of the Best

Hope continues to earn national recognition for its long-standing tradition of teaching students through participation in research experiences. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has presented Hope with a 2017 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) for the high quality of its program. Now in its third year, the award draws from CUR’s Characteristics … Continue reading “One of the Best”

The Taste of Freedom

He had freedom in his hand in June of 1991, and he couldn’t reach it. Nineteen-year-old Andrei Rukavishnikov was one of 19 students from the Soviet Union en route to the U.S. to spend the year at Hope College when his flight made a scheduled stop in Ireland. The disembarked passengers were each given a … Continue reading “The Taste of Freedom”

The Right Chemistry

Dimnent Memorial Chapel has hosted many alumni weddings through the years. Frequently, Hope peers are in the party. Often, treasured faculty mentors are invited to attend. And sometimes, members of the faculty or staff (typically religion, or Campus Ministries) have even officiated. Saturday, July 29, was almost certainly the first time, though, that chemistry professors … Continue reading “The Right Chemistry”

The Topic No One Wants to Talk About. Until Now.

Q&A with Sara Dorer Reports by multiple well-known female celebrities. The trial and conviction of Dr. Larry Nassar. The revocation this past fall of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter. High-profile news has made sexual assault a national conversation, building awareness of the problem, empowering victims, and turning a spotlight on organizations and how they respond. … Continue reading “The Topic No One Wants to Talk About. Until Now.”

A Gift with Gratitude for an Unforgettable Act

Search for Dr. Latif Jiji’s name online, and you’ll find articles in publications like The New Yorker and the Washington Post about his unique role as owner, with his wife Vera, of Manhattan’s only vineyard — in the couple’s 15-foot by 45-foot backyard. You’ll find information about the respected texts that he wrote during his … Continue reading “A Gift with Gratitude for an Unforgettable Act”

The Nation’s Best

Being named the best in the nation? That’s a great day on its own. Receiving multiple honors that affirm a distinctive quality of the college’s Department of Theatre and celebrate the efforts of students and alumni together? It doesn’t get any better. Every theatre production is a team effort, but The Line Between was doubly … Continue reading “The Nation’s Best”

Gift of a Lifetime

In a sense, the long and winding road that led to a unique exhibition of contemporary Ethiopian Orthodox Christian art at the college’s Kruizenga Art Museum this fall began at Hope as well. Dr. Neal Sobania ’68, a former director of international education and history professor at Hope who is retired from Pacific Lutheran University, … Continue reading “Gift of a Lifetime”